As you probably know by now, we're hosting a ton of great, original stories about fear over in the Lounge this month. Here, now, is today's story writer, David Bloom, with some answers to questions about what makes him tick. Give his post a whirl, then check out his short story, "A Flick in the Darkness."

 

THE OCTOBER LOUNGE STORIES ARE ALL ABOUT FEAR. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? WHERE DOES YOUR FEAR STEM FROM?

These questions. I was deep in thought about how to answer when I entered the shower. I turned the water on and got in to rinse.  After a few minutes I thought I was done-turned off the water and stepped outside and thought, Ah. Fuck.

Also… Hitting a deer while driving on a two-lane road at night.

Fish.

Snakes.

Eels.

EELS!

WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME LIVE MY FEARS?

Eels live in sewers and Lake Michigan and all over the place. Whenever I’m eating at a sushi restaurant and someone orders a roll with eel as an ingredient I think the mother will find me. I refuse to eat it. 

Life. Inspiration comes from living.


WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PARTICULAR SHORT STORY?

A friend asked me if I had anything in the archives that had a Halloween or horror theme. I told them no. 


WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU? WHAT WRITING PROJECTS DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE UP YOUR SLEEVE?

I’m not quite sure. Ideas come in an instant that can or cannot be captured. Revisiting the past is actually accepted in this venture. More of the same. Less of the different. 

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